Challenges and opportunities for environmental cooperation with emerging economies

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Implementing the emerging economy concept requires a strategic realignment of bilateral cooperation with emerging economy countries and conceptual development. In order to do so, one must incorporate the interests and capabilities of other departments and stakeholder groups. One focus of the emerging economy concept involves building cooperation in the environmental energy sector and through climate policy with India, China, South Africa, Mexico and Brasil. Dennis Tänzler and Alexander Carius were commissioned to research this concept by the German Development Institute (DIE) for the BMZ. The concept forms the basis for this report. The two goals include: the identification of strategic challenges that arise from global structural policy and the development of procedural mechanisms to develop the emerging economy concept.

Based on a systematic analysis of the results from the Millennium Development goals and the Johannesburg Summit, the reform processes of the United Nations such as international rounds of negotiations on global environmental regimes have been derived key requirements of the global structural policy, which serve as a starting point for cooperation with emerging economy countries. The results of this report were debated with the respective regional and sector units of the BMZ.